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Union leader slams expat curbs, blames govt failure

KUWAIT: The head of the expatriate labor office at the Kuwait Trade Union Abdelrahman Al-Ghanem condemned provocative statements made by several senior state officials, especially “those dealing with expatriates as…

KD 8 billion developmental projects for 2015 – Zoor power plant starts production mid year

KUWAIT: The cost associated with the development plan projects stands at eight billion Kuwaiti dinars for the next year, Adel Al-Roumi, head of the technical apparatus for the study of…

Expat labor shelter safe haven for abused maids – Lawyers provided to protect workers’ rights

KUWAIT: Runaway and abused maids now have a safe place to stay until they leave the country or find a new sponsor, after an ‘expat labor shelter’ was opened last…

Kuwait, Iraq ink deals on security, maritime movement

BAGHDAD: Kuwait and Iraq have signed a number of agreements and memos of understanding for bilateral cooperation in various domains, with Kuwait to open two consulates in Basra and Irbil…

Development plan projects showcased at Achievements Forum

KUWAIT: The two-day Achievements Forum at the Salwa Al-Sabah Ballroom includes symposiums, workshops and exhibitions, and is open to the public. Many public institutions and ministries are participating in the…

Awqaf ministry officials, staff donate blood

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs organized a blood donation campaign under the patronage of Minister of Justice and Awqaf Yaqoub Al-Sane’a in collaboration with the blood bank.…

Fadhl under fire for call to legalize liquor – ‘MP seeks to distort Kuwait’s history and image’

KUWAIT: A number of lawmakers, former MPs and religious societies have strongly condemned MP Nabil Al-Fadhl for saying that liquor was part of Kuwait’s history and ancestors were tolerant towards…

Kuwait stops dependent visas for parents of expats

KUWAIT: Dependent visas are no longer offered to expatriates to bring their parents to the country, said Interior Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Iqama Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen…

Kuwaiti-Iraqi higher committee meets in Baghdad

KUWAIT: Further developing bilateral relations on all possible domains will be the main theme of the fourth meeting of the joint Kuwaiti-Iraqi high committee scheduled in the Iraqi capital Baghdad…

Three deaths in Seventh Ring Road crash

KUWAIT: Three citizens lost their lives yesterday morning during a horrific accident on the Seventh Ring Road. Firemen helped in extricating the bodies from the wreckage. An investigation was opened…

Kalyan Jewellers opens 3 showrooms Kuwait

KUWAIT: Crowds thronged Kalyan Jewellers’ much-anticipated showroom launch at Al-Rai as popular film stars and Kalyan Jewellers Brand Ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Prabhu and Manju Warrier regaled the huge crowds…

Kuwaitis’ spouses, kids, maids exempt from fines – Egyptian who hit embassy clerk to be deported

KUWAIT: The interior minister yesterday issued a directive exempting citizens’ domestic workers holding article 20 residency visas and citizens’ expatriate spouses and children holding article 22 residency visas from the…

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